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For the Holidays: More Ways to Give to Save the Bomber Plant!

This holiday season, there are 3 more ways you can help us Save The Willow Run Bomber Plant! Help Yankee Air Museum and the Save the Bomber Plant Campaign Win $150,000! We’re super excited to let you know that we’re participating an amazing opportunity called the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, powered by Crowdrise. […]

Donor Spotlight: Historic WWII Connection Links NEXUS and Willow Run Bomber Plant

The pipelines’ and the Bomber Plant’s 65-year-old shared link to WWII sparked NEXUS Gas Transmission to recently award a $100,000 grant to the Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant Campaign. It’s a well-known fact that the construction and operation of the Willow Run Bomber Plant put Detroit on the map, applying assembly-line manufacturing used with […]

Willow Run Bomber Plant gets a fresh coat of paint!

A Fresh Coat of Paint at Willow Run!

This year, we put a new coat of paint on the exterior of the historic WWII-era Willow Run Bomber…thanks to some very generous companies and organizations! Painting work commenced at the end of September, 2016 and was finished in spring of 2017. It not only greatly improves the looks of the building – more importantly […]

Big Dig Done. Let’s Keep the Progress Going!

Thanks to you, our supporters, “The Big Dig” is complete at the historic Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant near Detroit, MI! 2017 was a busy construction year at the Bomber Plant, and we’re pleased to report that we’ve completed the trenching work necessary to bring vital utility lines to the building. We’re getting closer to […]

Willow Run Bomber Disappears, Italian Sherlock Holmes Solves Case 70 Years Later

On the 28th of February, 1945, American forces undertook an ambitious strike against the heart of the Axis powers. For Willow Run Bomber #42-51642 and her crew, it would be the last. The mission plan called for the entire 15th Air Force, based in southern Italy, to strike targets along the strategically important Brenner Pass […]

The Educational Model B-24 Liberator bomber at Willow Run

The First B-24 Bomber at Willow Run: A Production Miracle Begins!

75 years ago this month, in September of 1942, the very first B-24 Liberator bomber rolled off the line at Ford’s Willow Run Bomber Plant… and the production juggernaut that was America’s “Arsenal of Democracy” was officially up and running! In a sense, there were two “first B-24s” at Willow Run. The very first was […]

Willow Run Memories – October 2017

Recent submissions to Willow Run Memories Project document the enormous contributions that women workers made to the war effort during World War II. Collectively known as “Rosie the Riveter.” these women not only riveted, they operated cranes, oversaw tool cribs, assembled aircraft parts, built ships and jeeps, and much more. In addition, the influx of tens […]

New Gallery Space at Yankee Air Museum

The Yankee Air Museum recently renovated former office space to expand our museum gallery with a dedicated space for artwork! The new Art Gallery opened in August, 2017, after eight months of work. The Art Gallery provides a quiet, reflective space in the Yankee Air Museum where guests can enjoy aviation, aerospace and history-themed artwork […]

The Big Dig – Construction Dollars and Pro-bono Services Needed!

 “The Big Dig” at Willow Run continues! This major infrastructure project is the first step to restoring full utility services to the building. When the main portion of the original facility was demolished, it left our preserved portion with no utilities. Basic services such as permanent electricity and lighting, a heating system, a fire suppression […]

Yankee Air Museum's Approaches Magazine

Our Biggest Issue of ‘Approaches’ Yet!

The Yankee Air Museums biannual publication, Approaches magazine, is hot off the presses, and this is the biggest issue yet! Approaches spotlights new exhibits and initiatives of the Yankee Air Museum, and follows the progress of the Campaign to save, preserve and renovate the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant to become the Museum’s future new home. And, each issue […]

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